Republican Sen. Jeff Flake Makes Blistering Speech About Trump's Attacks On The Media
By: Stacy Omosa
This Morning, Republican Senator Jeff Flake criticized Donald Trump’s language with the media and his own party’s inability to check the abusive behavior the president has displayed.
On the Senate floor, Sen. Flake remarked,
“No longer can we compound attacks on truth with our silent acquiescence. No longer can we turn a blind eye or a deaf ear to these assaults on our institutions. An American president who cannot take criticism — who must constantly deflect and distort and distract — who must find someone else to blame — is charting a very dangerous path. And a Congress that fails to act as a check on the President adds to the danger.”
In addition, Flake compared Trump’s rhetoric to that of the late Soviet Union dictator Joseph Stalin saying, "it is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own President uses words infamously spoken by Joseph Stalin to describe his enemies," he continued, "It bears noting that so fraught with malice was the phrase 'enemy of the people,' that even Nikita Khrushchev forbade its use, telling the Soviet Communist Party that the phrase had been introduced by Stalin for the purpose of 'annihilating such individuals' who disagreed with the supreme leader."
After these fiery remarks, both White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel rushed to attack their own party member.
In Wednesday's Press briefing Sanders said, "He's not criticizing the President because he's against oppression. He's criticizing the President because he has terrible poll numbers and he is looking for some attention. I think it's unfortunate.”
Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted:
Comment Below. Has he gone too far? Or has he spoken the truth?